Having a safety net can make us less motivated to achieve our primary goals ... like, for example, preventing our boats from sinking. Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption

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The Best-Laid Backup Plans ...

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Twitter changed its "favorite" star icon to a "like" heart icon prompting largely negative responses from Twitter users. But is it the heart they hate? Or the change itself? Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Switchtracking, as defined by author Sheila Heen, is when "someone gives you feedback, and your reaction to that feedback changes the subject." Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption

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Trying To Change, Or Changing The Subject? How Feedback Gets Derailed

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Have you shed some (or many) tears listening to StoryCorps? You're not alone. To celebrate 10 years of StoryCorps, share your StoryCorps-induced waterworks with NPR. George T. Gary III/NPR hide caption

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